After visiting a cross-border tunnel Sunday belonging to Hamas, President Donald Trump’s Special Envoy to the Middle East Jason Greenblatt is exposing what the terror-connected group is spending their money on.
The tens of millions of dollars the United States has been sending to Palestine for years has been financing Hamas’ terror operations, which has resulted in the regime carrying out attacks on Israel.
During his trip to Israel and the region, Greenblatt revealed that Palestine and Hamas have been using humanitarian aid to purchase rockets and create underground tunnels rather than helping the people in the region.
Hamas wastes resources on tunnels & rockets to attack Israel, instead of helping the people of Gaza by getting the lights on, the water flowing & the economy growing. Hamas spews hateful rhetoric & foments a vicious cycle of violence. Gaza deserves better! pic.twitter.com/nQGvqwo9gb
— Jason D. Greenblatt (@jdgreenblatt45) January 28, 2018
In the past few months, Israel has identified at least four tunnels used by Hamas that go from the Gaza Strip in Palestine to Israel, which officials believe have been used to carry out covert attacks.
Prior to touring the tunnel, Greenblatt met with the families of four Israelis who are currently being held captive by Hamas.
Two of them, Avera Mengistu and Hisham al-Sayed, are reportedly still alive, while the bodies of two Israeli Defense Forces soldiers, Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul, have been held by Hamas since 2014.
“Today I again met with family members of Avera Mengistu & Hisham al-Sayed. Avera has been held by Hamas since he disappeared in Sept 2014. Hisham has been held by Hamas since he disappeared in April 2015. How reprehensible of Hamas to cause such horrible suffering,” Greenblatt said.
Greenblatt’s report exposing the terror tunnels follows a declaration last week from President Donald Trump that he would cut all aid to Palestine if the regime doesn’t begin peace talks with Israel and the U.S.
Because former President Barack Obama gave millions to Palestine to fund Hamas and their terrorist activities, they have had an endless supply of funding for years to stock up their weapons and create these terror tunnels.
But all of that has come to a screeching halt, and now Trump is forced to clean up another one of Obama’s messes.